Luke Flynn (born 1988, Dubuque, IA) is a composer and conductor whose pieces are performed regularly around the world, and have won or placed as a finalist in a multitude of major international competitions. Most recently, the Sydney Australia Contemporary Orchestra call for scores, the South Korean Busan Maru International Composition Contest (orchestra) 부산마루국제음제, the Ithaca Choral Composition Contest, the CSUN Orchestra Northridge Composition Prize, the Minnesota Orchestra Composer Institute, the Young New Yorkers’ Chorus Composition Competition, the Ablaze Records Orchestral Masters composition contest, the American Prize in Composition, the San Jose Choral Project Composition Competition, the Susanville Symphony Orchestra Composition Contest and the RED NOTE Festival Orchestra Composition Competition.
His 2015 orchestral score, Rift, was quickly met with international renown, winning multiple major competitions and awards and performed by symphony orchestras in several countries throughout the world, spanning four separate continents. His choral score, Beneath the Wave, has won or placed as a finalist in over 20 composition contests and call for scores, and is performed regularly by choirs worldwide.
Flynn (IMDb) has also composed the scores for a variety of films, trailers, commercials, video games, and theatrical works. Most recently, he helped compose the score for the 2018 A-list comedy film, Holmes and Watson (Will Ferrell & John C. Reilly) alongside legendary film composer, Mark Mothersbaugh. Flynn also currently works as a film music proofreader for many of the world's biggest major motion pictures, such as Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, Frozen II, La La Land, Cars 3, and many others, through JoAnn Kane Music Service.
Flynn holds a Master of Music Composition degree from Butler University, where he studied with Michael Schelle and was a double graduate assistant in music composition and music technologies. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in Music Composition from Clarke University, where he studied composition with Amy Dunker, and is the recipient of the University’s most prestigious award honored to a single graduating senior, the Francis J. O’Connor Memorial Award, as well as many other awards in music and leadership. Flynn has also had the privilege of being the first ever American student to study music composition at 鹿児島国際大学 the International University of Kagoshima in Japan, where he studied with Tadashi Kubo.
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